Sickle-cell disease in febrile children living in a rural village of Madagascar and association with malaria and respiratory infections

ConclusionThe prevalence of SCD among under-five children presenting with fever was high in the study population. No association was found between SCT and malaria but few viruses, especially parechovirus, seem to play an important role in the occurrence of pneumoniae among SCD patients.
Source: BMC Hematology - Category: Hematology Source Type: research

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